On today’s national 'Clean Air Day', last-mile operator Zedify is celebrating three years since its launch, with 1.3 million zero-emission deliveries now under its belt.

The business was formed in June 2018 by the founders of two cargo bike firms, Cambridge-based Outspoken Delivery and Brighton-based Recharge Cargo, alongside tech company Skotkonung.

It now delivers for more than 500 customers, employs over 100 Living Wage riders, operates 80-plus cargo bikes and makes upwards of 600,000 zero-emission deliveries a year across its network of 11 UK city hubs.

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Zedify said that 7.04kg of NOx, one of the major contributors to poor air quality, can be avoided with each cargo bike it puts on the road, alongside 98% less CO2 per kilometre than a diesel van.

CEO and co-founder Rob King said: “Our purpose at Zedify is to transform urban logistics and create the healthier, cleaner and more liveable cities of the future.

“We’re blown away by the commitment of our hubs, their riders and the rapidly rising number of businesses who are choosing to opt for deliveries which help the fight for clean air.

“It’s vital that local authorities, businesses, shoppers and delivery companies work together to revolutionise the way goods move around, so we can all breathe the clean air that we deserve.”